Posted on October 3, 2018

Latinos Make Up Half of K-12 Public School Students in Arizona

Griselda Zetino, KTAR-TV, October 1, 2018


About half of public school students in Arizona are Hispanic, according to the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 “DATOS: The State of Arizona’s Hispanic Market” report.


According to the report, as the number of Latino students in K-12 public schools has exploded, so has the number of Latinos graduating from high school. However, they’re still falling behind their non-Hispanic white peers when it comes to pursuing higher education.

Nearly 21 percent of Latino students in Arizona were enrolled in a public four-year college in 2016, compared to 57 percent of non-Hispanic white students.

More than 28 percent of Latino students were also enrolled in a public two-year college that same year, compared to nearly 48 percent of non-Hispanic white students.